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Mother's Day Books 2014

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Mother's Day Books 2014

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we at have compiled an assortment of titles commemorating some of the most important people in our lives. Our selections include books full of wisdom for new and old mothers alike who wish to nurture their children with God’s grace and love. For mothers raising daughters, we have included titles such as TIES THAT BIND, a devotional that will deepen not only faith but also the relationship between mother and daughter. For a dose of romance, try ONE PERFECT SPRING, or learn about one grandmother’s capacity for forgiveness with the heartwrenching NOW YOU SEE ME. Whether you would like to show your mom just how much she means to you or are a mother looking for inspiration, you are sure to be pleased with this year’s roundup.

101 Tips for the Smart Stepmom: Expert Advice from One Stepmom to Another by Laura Petherbridge - Parenting

In this down-to-earth book, Laura Petherbridge offers real answers from someone who's walked in your shoes --- and not only survived, but thrived as a stepmom. Here you'll find compact solutions arranged by topic, such as parenting, coping with the children's biological mom, finances, and dealing with the holidays.

Beautiful Battlefields by Bo Stern - Christian Living

Bo Stern realizes life is full of fierce and unexpected battles. When her husband was diagnosed with a terminal illness, she knew she had found her Goliath. With winsome sincerity, Bo points to the battle plans available to us in Scripture and to our God who brings beauty from the struggles we face.

Fearless Hope by Serena B. Miller - Romance

When an Amish woman falls for the New York crime writer who buys her family farm, she must decide whether to follow the longings of her heart or the rules of her faith.

God's Tender Promises for Mothers by Jack Countryman - Parenting

GOD'S TENDER PROMISES FOR MOTHERS is the perfect tribute to Mom --- to encourage and inspire, and provide wisdom, guidance and support. This lovely booklet is filled with words of gratitude and blessing for all that Mom is and does, followed by scripture from the New King James Version to complete each entry with a promise from God.

God's Whispers to a Woman's Heart: A Devotional by Cindi McMenamin - Devotional

Every moment of every day, God is at your side, ready to speak to your heart. He knows exactly how you feel and longs to help --- whether you are in need of wisdom, encouragement, or comfort. In GOD'S WHISPERS TO A WOMAN'S HEART, author Cindi McMenamin shares what it means to experience the presence of God at all times, in all places. As you read of His many promises and assurances to you in the Bible, you'll come to realize just how much He loves you.

The Message: SOLO Women's Devotional by Eugene H. Peterson - Devotional

Written for women on the go, by women on the go, this devotional offers 180 readings that revolve around real heart issues. Carefully selected passages from THE MESSAGE, Eugene H. Peterson’s contemporary Bible translation, are paired with contemplative devotions that use the lectio divina method of study. This classic approach allows you to truly experience God’s Word by reading, thinking about, praying through, and living out Scripture.

Mom's Little Book of Powerful Prayers by Fern Nichols - Parenting/Prayer

Every mother will feel encouraged to pray diligently for her children, no matter their age, when she opens the pages of MOM'S LITTLE BOOK OF POWERFUL PRAYERS and discovers prayers from Scripture for her child’s every need: protection, challenges, health, friendships, character, anger, sadness, fears and more.

Now You See Me: How I Forgave the Unforgivable by Kathy Sanders - Memoir

Kathy Sanders's life was changed forever when a bomb exploded, killing her two grandsons. For months, Kathy wondered if the God she'd worshipped all her life even existed. After battling bitterness and contemplating suicide, she turned to the Lord and asked what He'd have her do. The answer was clear: Forgive your enemies. Thus Kathy forged a friendship with Terry Nichols, one of the men convicted in the bombing, via phone conversations, letters, and even face-to-face meetings.

One Perfect Spring by Irene Hannon - Romance

Independent single mom Claire Summers is doing her best to make lemonade out of the lemons life has handed her. Workaholic Keith Watson is interested only in the bottom line --- until a letter from Claire's 11-year-old daughter reaches his desk and changes everything. Irene Hannon offers readers this tenderhearted story of family connections that demonstrates how life is like lilacs --- the biggest blooms often come only after the harshest winters.

Parenting the Wholehearted Child: Captivating Your Child's Heart with God's Extravagant Grace by Jeannie Cunnion - Parenting

Are you exhausted from the pressure to be a perfect parent raising perfect children in this imperfect world? Do you ever wonder, "How did these precious children get stuck with a parent like me?" If so, let these grace-drenched pages saturate your heart with God's unfailing love while also equipping you to be a vessel of God's unconditional love to your children.

Raising a Princess: Eight Essential Virtues to Teach Your Daughter by John Croyle - Parenting

The Bible’s frequently referenced chapter of Proverbs 31 defines godly womanhood. In RAISING A PRINCESS, greatly respected child advocate John Croyle asks, "How do you equip a daughter to become the kind of woman who is described in Proverbs 31?" Croyle keeps the Proverbs 31 woman squarely in view as he looks at what parenting techniques help the reader to raise a princess who will someday be a queen.

Renewed: Finding Your Inner Happy in an Overwhelmed World by Lucille Zimmerman - Christian Life/Personal Growth

Women increasingly find themselves pulled in many directions, striving to balance the needs of others with the need to nurture themselves. This pull is often exhausting and, sometimes, can lead to resentment or burn-out. So how do we manage our work and family and faith and ministry lives if we aren’t able to take care of ourselves as we also take care of others? RENEWED helps women understand the need to put themselves on “the list.”

The Storm Inside: Trade the Chaos of How You Feel for the Truth of Who You Are by Sheila Walsh - Christian Life/Spiritual Growth

Women feel the storm activity all around. We find ourselves teetering somewhere between everyday chaos and crisis. But storms show you what's really going on inside, reveal what you really believe, and actually make you stronger. In THE STORM INSIDE, Sheila Walsh will help you redefine your failures as a new beginning instead of an end, replace the words always and never in your life with positive declarations of hope, and know with confidence how to help a friend in chaos or crisis.

Surprised by Motherhood: Everything I Never Expected About Being a Mom by Lisa-Jo Baker - Memoir

SURPRISED BY MOTHERHOOD is Lisa-Jo Baker’s story of becoming and being a mom, and in the process, discovering that all the “what to expect” and “how to” books in the world can never truly prepare you for the sheer exhilaration, joy and terrifying love that accompanies motherhood.

A Table by the Window: A Novel of Family Secrets and Heirloom Recipes by Hillary Manton Lodge - Fiction

Family. Food. Love. Secrets. Recipes. It’s all here. Inside the pastry prep table that food writer Juliette D’Alisa inherits from her grandmother, she discovers an old photo of a man who looks too much like her brother Nico, a chef. As she discovers her grandmother’s past, Juliette strikes up a dating-service email correspondence with an immunologist. Is he her match? Or not?

Ties that Bind: A 52-Week Devotional for Mothers and Daughters by Kristin Armstrong - Devotional

Just like when we braid our daughter's hair, as we raise our girls, we weave three strands together: our faith and their faith, together with God's love. If we can do this well, the cord is not easily broken. In this weekly devotional, there are common themes supported by scripture, with one reading specifically for mothers, the other for daughters. Each week is intended to generate connection and conversation, with questions included to spark discussion.

Under a Blackberry Moon by Serena B. Miller - Historical Romance

Just a few days after she gives birth alone in the Northwoods, a recently widowed young Chippewa woman stumbles into a nearby lumber camp in search of refuge and sustenance. Come summer, the camp owner sends Skypilot, his most trusted friend, to accompany Moon Song and her baby on the long and treacherous journey back to her people. But when tragedy strikes off the shore of Michigan's Upper Peninsula wilderness, Moon Song and Skypilot must depend on each other for survival.

When a Mom Inspires Her Daughter: Affirming Her Identity and Dreams in Every Stage of Life by Cindi McMenamin - Parenting


During the teen years, a mother-daughter relationship can be challenging. A daughter needs her mom's support as a confidante and gentle guide --- yet at the same time, she yearns for greater independence and wants to be her own person. WHEN A MOM INSPIRES HER DAUGHTER is filled with biblical instruction and personal stories that reveal what works and doesn't work when it comes to building the mother-daughter relationship.

Why Your Weirdness is Wonderful: Embrace Your Quirks and Live Your Strength by Laurie Wallin - Christian Life/Personal Growth

It’s in our weirdness that God’s perfection exists. What if who you are right now is exactly who God meant for you to be? What if the weirdest, most annoying things about you exist on purpose --- for a purpose --- to bring life, joy, strength, and healing to this world? Author and certified life coach Laurie Wallin wants us to stop fighting ourselves and start following God. And the first step, she says, is to embrace our weirdness.

You're Going to Be Okay: Encouraging Truth Your Heart Needs to Hear, Especially on the Hard Days by Holley Gerth - Christian Life/Spiritual Growth

You really are going to be okay. And it truly is possible to live with joy, resilience and strength no matter what life brings. Yes, there will be hurt and hard times. But God wants to help you find ways to survive, grow stronger, and even thrive --- no matter what happens. With her trademark positive encouragement and probing questions for self-reflection, Holley Gerth encourages you to spend less of your life stressing or regretting and more of your life truly living.